From the AKC website link listed below:
"The Canine Good Citizen Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. It is a prerequisite for many therapy dog groups and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. There are also an increasing number of apartments and condos that require resident dogs to pass the CGC test."
Our club is offering the test at our training building. There is a maximum of 15 attendees.
Equipment (Again, from the AKC website link below listing requirements):
"All tests must be performed on leash. For collars, dogs should wear well-fitting buckle or slip collars made of leather, fabric, or chain. Special training collars such as pinch collars, head halters, and electronic collars are not permitted in the CGC test.
Body harnesses may be used in the CGC test. The evaluator should check to make sure the harness is not of a type that completely restricts the dog’s movement such that it could not pull or jump up if it tried."
The owner/handler should bring the dog’s brush or comb to the test.
Evaluator: Debbie Stoner
For more information on the test please visit AKC's website: